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Nuclear tank leaking
in Washington state

Telegraph [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/23/2013 6:11:19 AM

Six underground radioactive waste tanks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, Washington state governor Jay Inslee said on Friday. Mr Inslee made the announcement after meeting with federal officials in Washington DC. Last week it was revealed that one of the 177 tanks at south-central Washington´s Hanford Nuclear Reservation was leaking liquids. Mr Inslee called the latest news "disturbing." The tanks, which already are long past their intended 20-year life span, hold millions of gallons of a highly radioactive stew left from decades of plutonium production for nuclear weapons. The US Department of Energy said earlier that liquid levels were decreasing in one of the tanks at the site.

First sentence of article added by Staff. The Telegraph often places it above the photo and the dateline.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/23/2013 6:15:51 AM     (No. 9191979)

On top of everything else,this will become another condition for the left to exploit. They´ve been wanting to shut down nuclear plants for decades and regardless if this poses a real threat or not,they´ll be pulling their hair out within a week or so from now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/23/2013 7:06:30 AM     (No. 9192028)

Yep, just like the millions killed at Three Mile Island.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 2/23/2013 8:14:15 AM     (No. 9192129)

If only we had a fully built repository for nuclear waste built on a geologically stable site located far from major population centers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dlta1, 2/23/2013 8:18:34 AM     (No. 9192138)

Based on the rhetoric, the wailing, gnashing of teeth, and gripping dramatic performances from the left, there´s nothing her to be concerned about.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: indccc, 2/23/2013 8:23:33 AM     (No. 9192148)

The problem isn´t the nuclear plant and it´s not a new problem. My family lives just across the Columbia River from there and this has been an ongoing problem as long as I can remember. They have been working on cleaning the site up for years. Unfortunately, during the war when reasearch into the Bomb was number 1, no one thought of the consequences of just burying all of the waste or throwing it all into tanks together. No one really knows what is buried or exactly what is in the tanks. They have had to occasionally "burp" the tanks for years, just to keep them from exploding. My point is that the only thing new about this is the hysteria.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/23/2013 9:00:15 AM     (No. 9192214)

IMHO this temporary storage exists because of the failure to use yucca mountain in nevada. Thanks to democrats the gooberment has wasted billions of dollars and put the columbia river at risk. What a bunch of ignorant clowns.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/23/2013 9:04:54 AM     (No. 9192219)

A country suckled on soap operas and reality TV has discarded reason and fallen prey to each day´s crisis.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/23/2013 9:13:24 AM     (No. 9192235)

Harry Reid has been fighting the commonsense of storing this waste in Yucca Mtn for as long as he has been in Congress. And any disaster that comes from this situation should bury him 10 feet deep.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/23/2013 9:45:32 AM     (No. 9192300)

When the Dems tell you something won´t work, it´s best to listen to them because they will sabotage it to death.

If they tell you something will work you can equally expect to be blamed for it´s failure.

Commies destroy everything.

That´s half the fun.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Davids918, 2/23/2013 10:18:13 AM     (No. 9192346)

There was a proposal to have a storage location in Yucca Mountain in Nevada, but Democrat Harry Reid squashed that Bush idea.

Democrats don´t want oil, coal, or nuclear power.

They don´t have viable alternatives.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Salt5792, 2/23/2013 10:47:23 AM     (No. 9192389)

Leaking tanks in Washington state!!! We´re all gonna die!!! /s

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Reply 12 - Posted by: veritas, 2/23/2013 11:42:58 AM     (No. 9192459)

I blame fracking.

[James Taranto will blame George W.Bush.]

Seriously -- the only reason there´s an issue with the Hanford site is that the gov´t didn´t care, and no one was accountable.

FTA: Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon said earlier this week that he shares their concerns about the integrity of the tanks, but that he wants more scientific information to determine it´s the correct way to spend scarce money.

Translation: The Dems would rather have a problem to posture with than a problem solved.

And yes, there´s Harry Reid. He made sure: a. the money already spent on Yucca Mountain would have no productive result [getting Harry re-elected isn´t a "productive result" in my mind]; and b. the Dems would still have a problem to raise campaign money on, and bash Republicans with.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/23/2013 12:49:43 PM     (No. 9192536)

More American ambassadors have been killed while serving Obama/Clinton than have died in Nuclear accidents in the USA.

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